In Another Life

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”
― Lao Tzu

Trust in your DreamsIn another life, I’d be…

A ceramicist.

A photographer.

A geologist.

A marine biologist.

An ecologist.

A wildlife activist.

An archaeologist.

A trail guide.

What would you be?

About Amanda Makepeace

Amanda Makepeace is an award winning illustrator inspired by nature, mythology, magical beings, and distant worlds. She is the co-founder of the Bird Whisperer Project, a monthly art challenge focused on spreading the the love of birds and art making for everyone. Her art has appeared in ENnie award-winning games and on the covers popular independant novels and anthologies. Her latest project is the cover art for the Long List Anthology Volume 4, a book featuring Hugo nominated stories. Amanda is a regular at Fantasy and SciFi conventions in the southeast, and an award winner at JordanCon, DragonCon, ChattaCon, and LibertyCon.
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  1. As a child, I loved writing, but I wanted to be an illustrator, drawing was my passion.
    So, an artist.
    A photographer.
    An actor.
    I’m all about the arts!

    • Being an artist was always a given when I was a child. I didn’t approach it like a career/business till much later. I think my earliest aspiration might have been Show Jumping. I grew up riding horses and participating in small shows through our stables. Horses were a large part of my life back then. 🙂

  2. I’d like to be a professional organizer. I really like helping people clear out their houses, it’s weird. 🙂

    • That is different! But there is something soothing about organizing and cataloging. I took a zooarchaeology course during my undergraduate degree where we essentially cataloged a dig site from Charleston, SC. I could see myself doing something like that every day. 🙂

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